The senator representing Cross River’s southern senatorial district, Gershom Bassey, has reiterated the resolve of the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if the recurring security challenge in the country is not frontally tackled.
In a chat with reporters in Calabar, Bassey said the six-week ultimatum senators gave the president to secure Nigeria was in order but that focus was actually on security and not impeachment.
He said: “I think the media somehow has missed the point of our action which is to ensure safety and security in our country. The point of our action is not impeachment, but to ensure safety and security in Nigeria.
“That’s why we have given a 6-week threshold within which we want the executive, particularly Mr President, to do something about security in our country.
“Our best hope is that the president will respond to what we are saying; to what we are doing, and at the end of 6 weeks everything would have been sorted out.
“The security situation, to a large extent, would’ve been resolved. That’s the point of our action. It is the part one that should be the focus, not so much part two which would come when we fail to achieve part one.
“In other words, if there’s continued insecurity without the type of response that we expect within 6 weeks then we move to part two.
“We are serious about it, but we will only get there if part one, which is the actions against the situation in our country, does not improve.”